Sunday, May 27, 2018

Turkish cartoonist given one-year jail sentence for drawing Moses

From Stockholm Center for Freedom.


Cartoonist Seyfi Şahin, who used to work for the closed-down popular humor magazine Gırgır, has been handed down a jail sentence of one year, 15 days for insulting sacred values in a controversial cartoon featuring the biblical prophet Moses.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Glen Keane Receives 2017 NCS Reuben Award

From the NCS website.


National Cartoonists Society members have chosen the winner of the 2017 NCS Reuben Award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year”.

Ballots were sent out to all voting NCS members last April, and the Reuben Award was presented to animator Glen Keane at the 72nd Annual Reuben Awards dinner on May 26th in Philadelphia, PA.

Friday, May 25, 2018

World Press Cartoon 2018


The 13th edition of the World Press Cartoon awards will return on June 2 to the Cultural and Congress Centre of Caldas da Rainha, with a great exhibition of the best works published in 2017 in newspapers and magazines from around the world. 

The winners come from eight countries on three continents: Europe, Asia and South America.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Signe Wilkinson reflects on her career

From the Chestnut Hill.


Famed Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer political cartoonist Signe Wilkinson was the first female political cartoonist to receive the Pulitzer Prize, which was awarded in 1992.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Student Cartoonist Jake Thrasher Honoured



Jake Thrasher from the University of Mississippi is the winner of the 2018 Mark of Excellence in Editorial Cartooning from the Society of Professional Journalists which honours the best in student journalism. 

Thrasher was a finalist for last year's Courage in Cartooning Award from Cartoonists Rights Network after receiving death threats for an anti-KKK cartoon in his university newspaper.

And in a "welcome to the real world" coda, the cartoonist noted — in the same email announcement about the SPJ award — that his position at the local Mississippi newspaper, the Oxford Eagle, was recently eliminated after the publisher left.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

German newspaper drops cartoonist after Netanyahu drawing

From Reuters.


German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung said it had ended its decades-long collaboration with cartoonist Dieter Hanitzsch after he depicted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu using “anti-Semitic cliches”.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Why India (and the rest of the world) needs more women in editorial cartooning

From ShethePeople TV.


Earlier this month, cartoonist Kshitij Bajpai got a shoutout on Twitter from a very important person.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged an illustration Bajpai had made of him after attending an election rally in Mangaluru, Karnataka.